Solved

Need help with making an OLEDB connection to SQL Server`

Posted on 2011-09-12
6
296 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a front end that is currently using an ODBC file DSN to connect to SQL server for table linking and pass through queries.   Our IT department has asked that a OLEDB connection be used to SQL Server.

I followed the instructions at the link below and created a udl file, but I am unsure of how to use it to connect to data.  
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_to_set_up_an_OLE_DB_connection

How do I link my tables and pass through queries using this?

0
Comment
Question by:snyperj
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:peter57r
peter57r earned 250 total points
ID: 36522796
As far as I know, you don't have such choices.

Access to SQL Server linked tables is ODBC - that's it. There is no OLEDB for linked tables.

Wait for others to confirm/contradict.

(You may be able create the linked tables using code that uses an OLEDB connection but as far as I know the link will still require/operate as an ODBC link)
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 36522831
I think you need to establish what the issue is here that results in this request from your IT people.
0
 

Author Comment

by:snyperj
ID: 36522899
They have stated oledb connections are faster than odbc, and thus all data connections must be oledb.
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:peter57r
ID: 36523098
Well you can only implement what is technically possible.

I know that have expressed my previous response in manner than suggest doubt - but in reality I'm not that doubtful.  You just never know what some clever fellow might have come up with.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Armen Stein - Microsoft Access MVP since 2006 earned 250 total points
ID: 36530141
In any case, ODBC is going to be supported instead of OLEDB:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/29/microsoft-aligning-with-odbc.aspx

Also, the main thing is that the Access app is optimized for SQL Server.  I've written a PowerPoint presentation about it.  It's called "Best of Both Worlds" at our free J Street Downloads Page:
http://www.JStreetTech.com/downloads

Cheers,
Armen
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:snyperj
ID: 36532315
Thanks for the help and also for the interesting ppt.  I was happy to discover that I HAVE been using most of the optimizing techniques mentioned in one manner or another.,
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

When you are entering numbers in a speadsheet, and don't remember what 6×7 is, you just type “=6*7" instead. It works in every cell! This is not so in Access. To enter the elusive 42 in a text box, you have to find a calculator, and then copy the re…
I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server views from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Access…
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question